The development of Sn-Li coolant/breeding material for APEX/ALPS applications.
A Sn-Li alloy has been identified to be a coolant/breeding material for D-T fusion applications. The key feature of this material is its very low vapor pressure, which will be very useful for free surface concepts employed in APEX, ALPS and inertial confinement fission. The vapor is dominated by lithium, which has very low Z. Initial assessment of the material indicates acceptable tritium breeding capability, high thermal conductivity, expected low tritium volubility, and expected low chemical reactivities with water and air. Some key concerns are the high activation and material compatibility issues. The initial assessment of this material, for fission applications, is presented in this paper.
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- Conference: 5th International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology, Rome (IT), 09/19/1999--09/24/1999; Other Information: PBD: 8 Jul 1999
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- Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
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- US Department of Energy (US)
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- United States
- 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; TIN ALLOYS; LITHIUM ALLOYS; BREEDING BLANKETS; COMPATIBILITY; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; TRITIUM; VAPOR PRESSURE; COOLANTS; D-T REACTORS
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